December 11, 2014
America, Black Americans, Economics, History, Literature, Politics, Prejudice, Society
Black History, economics, history, John Williams, politics
Hello fellow zobopians! So, what histories do you read? History or His, Story? Are Black citizens ever going to be a part of history or anybody’s story? We’re aware that the victors write the history. Unfortunately it’s not accurate. You know, “just the facts.” The losers or former slaves don’t get to write history. It’s no wonder people can feel like they’re left out, #BlackLivesMatter.
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“…What histories do you read, Gus? Tell me about the history of the American armed forces, and I can show you how important Negroes were to those forces; tell me about the history of American economics and I can show you where Negroes made up the bulk of those economies by being poor or left out of them altogether; tell me about the history of religion of America, and I can show you where, as long as there have been Negroes in this hemisphere, religion has been an absolute lie; tell me about the history of American politics, and I can show you where American politics would be vastly different today if Negroes had had a real voice in them…” –Chapter 24 from the book ‘The Man Who Cried I Am’ by John A. Williams (1967)
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*Note: We don’t use the term Negro anymore, it’s an old term from an old time. Until neXt time…
December 9, 2014
Blogging, Email, Internet, Privacy, Scam
email, phishing, scam alert, zobopian
Hello again zobopians! My next blog post came to quick for my taste. I like to mull things over before I post again. But this junk e-mail got me thinking. How can anyone’s Gmail account be over the limit when the limit is astronomical. Computer storage is cheap and expansive. Scammers think we’re all dumb!
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December 8, 2014
Blogging, Email, Internet, Scam, zobop republic
e-mail, malware, scam alert, zobopian
Man O’ man, are they out to get us & you! Hello fellow zobopians! I don’t know what a link purporting to warn me about something has a name , http://gofu203.riverplatewinsitall.com/591204799128a63777034145091400 ; notice the word “install” in the link name? Did you notice it’s mis-spelled?
Here’s the e-mail below I received from their server :
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Because a major scandal has broken.
It has to do with what we believe to be a conspiracy between the U.S. government and some of the biggest food producers in America.
This topic of this story is so controversial, Fox News banned a story on it from being aired… and fired the two reporters who covered it.
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This could be the one that finally brings him down.
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I’m warning you, though. What you’re about to see might turn your stomach.
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December 2, 2014
America, Black Americans, Capitalism, Literature, Power, Race, Society, zobop republic
John Williams, Mike Brown, novel, zobopians
“Why are you telling me your secrets?”
Hello fellow zobopians! America has a lot secrets it doesn’t tell its Black citizens. Reading novels by Black authors can give a guy lots of insight to my country of USA. Reading is fundaMENTAL. I’m currently reading a novel titled, ‘Then Man Who Cried I Am’ by John A. Williams. Here’s an excerpt to give you an idea of how America may really be:
“It must be pretty awful for a white man to learn that one of the things wrong with this society is that it is not based on dollars directly or alone, but dollars denied men who are Black so dollars can go into the pockets of men who are white. It must make white men ponder a kind of weakness that will make them deny work to Black men so that work can be done by who are white. How it must anger them to know finally that we know they deny women who are white to Black men, while they have taken Black women at will for generations.” [From part 6 of the book.]
November 26, 2014
America, Government, Law Enforcement, Politics, Power, Prejudice, Race, Society, zobop republic
Ferguson, Frantz Fanon, police, politics, racism
Hello fellow zobopians! To the point…
How many Ferguson, Missouri police officers are Black? Don’t the Ferguson citizens want to become police officers? That’s one way to end racist police terror.
How many members of the Ferguson, Missouri town/city council are Black? Don’t registered voters of Ferguson want to go into politics?
Will there ever be a Black person as mayor of Ferguson? I’m not playing the Race Card; just saying. Citizens will have to overcome their inertia and self-defeat to change the future. If things don’t change soon, Ferguson will continue to be pacified by a predominate White Citizens Council.
This is what one gets when you read Frantz Fanons‘ ‘Wretched of the Earth’ book. Until neXt time…
November 23, 2014
Africa, Capitalism, History, Politics, Power, Society
Africa, colonialism, Frantz Fanon
…will she in the future?
Greetings fellow zobopians! Still reading my copy of a Frantz Fanon book. Reading Fanons’ ‘Wretched of the Earth’ will get one to thinking. Especially this golden nugget of thought:
The continent of Africa was supposed to protect its people from the hostile environment of colonialism and slavery. EPIC FAILURE! Instead, Mother Africa gave free rein to its malevolent instincts; the selling of humans to other humans with ships.
Meanwhile, the colonial mother only protected the African from itself, from its ego, its physiology, its biology, and its ontological misfortune. Colonialism only protected its own social group, (the European), and its own profit.
If Mother Africa can not or will not provide and protect its own citizens, then Africa doesn’t deserve them or itself. Continent Africa should read Frantz Fanons’ ‘Wretched of the Earth’. It could use the lesson for its own future. As for the people of the African Diaspora in the Western hemisphere…that’s another story.
Thanks for reading…until neXt time…
November 14, 2014
Africa, Black Americans, History, Philosophy, Quote, Self Development, zobop republic
Frantz Fanon, quote, zobop republic
Hello fellow zobopians! Yes, I think medical specialist and intellectual Frantz Fanon, (Black Skin, White Masks) saw into the future. I’m reading his other book, Wretched of the Earth, and it’s almost as if he saw into the minds of modern day Black American or African revolutionaries. Either we didn’t read Mr. Fanons’ book correctly or we just keep on making the same pathetic mistakes over & over. Anyway, not to get all preachy, follow my Twitter feed @zobop_republic to read #FrantzFanon quotes.
Until that day…
November 5, 2014
Blogging, Literature, Philosophy, Prejudice, Quote, zobop republic
Baruk, Frantz Fanon, hate
Greetings fellow zobopians! Sorry for the delay in a new post. I’ve been reading a new book on Freakonomics and Frantz Fanon (Black Skin, White Mask). I actually found the Frantz Fanon book more interesting. I’ve read the first Freakonomic books years ago anyway. I don’t think I’m missing anything. Anyway…here’s some food for thought:
Release from hate complexes will be accomplished only if mankind learns to renounce the scapegoat complex.” –Baruk